Molecular characterization of the Himalayan mink

@article{Benkel2009MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of the Himalayan mink},
  author={Bernhard F. Benkel and Kirsti Rouvinen-Watt and Hossain Farid and Razvan Anistoroaei},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={256-259}
}
A rare color variant of the American mink (Neovison vison), discovered on a ranch in Nova Scotia and referred to as the “marbled” variety, carries a distinctive pigment distribution pattern resembling that found in some other species, e.g., the Siamese cat and the Himalayan mouse. We tested the hypothesis that the color pattern in question—light-colored body with dark-colored points (ears, face, tail, and feet)—is due to a mutation in the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase (TYR) that results… 

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